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Born as a Muslim doesn't matter

Reader comment on item: Was Barack Obama a Muslim?

Submitted by Azmul Hussain (Hong Kong), Feb 22, 2008 at 05:02

It doesn't matter if a person is born as a Muslim or Christian or whatever. What matters is that does he/she believe in the teachings of that particular religion or not. If a person is born in a Muslim family like Barack Obama, it doesn't means that he becomes a Muslim. He can only be a Muslim if he accepts Islam as his religion and keeps practicing it. And since he doesn't, so its useless to say that he is a Muslim.


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